Thursday, July 10, 2008

Game Changer: The Model Minority Movement


Last week, after going back and forth with Sportaphile about whether Hip Hop
or Parents raised the kids I asked him:

If I started a website, voter registration, polling, policy advocacy etc, what would be a meaningful way to allow people to facilitate working for social change, in their respective cities, while communicating suggestions challenges and outcomes via the site?
While he didn't respond, another reader, C.Dubb did on some, you
have good banter on your site, but whats next? She said she was interested in
what I mentioned about a site and wanted to work on it.

I was stuck because she forced me to act and think.

For the last three days we have been going back and forth over what such an organization/website would like.

I mentiond the idea to my homie Minnesota, and he said that he knows 1000
people that would donate $25 each to an organization that
distributed fellowships to support to artist who make the kind music that
we liked. Jean Grae, The Black Lily Ladies, The Next Talib, The Next Tribe, etc.

We have a loose outline of what the site/organization can do.

So far we are envisioning a website with a for the hood component.
My interaction with Sportaphile confirmed that it has to be a two pronged
effort. One on the hip hop front, another on the home front.

I am reaching out to you all, as based on the comments we care.

Now I am taking a step out on faith and putting the words into action.

However I would like feedback from you, as what you think will shape
what the site looks like and functions.

If there are any programmers or people who have run web communities
please get at me at I will need your help.

Here is the survey. I keep my surveys short and to the
point because I respect your time and I value the information.


the prisoner's wife said...

interesting. holla @ the kid, i'm down for any good cause that brings the hood back.

M.Dot. said...

You KNOW you were on my bird.

Im like fuck a Turkey on thanksgiving.

We need more people.


Unknown said...

hye, i'm an upcoming ghostwriter/rapper from brussels,europe, I just filled in ur survey and I would love to witness this being realised. Being involved with upcoming rappers and beatmakers, I keep noticing that there are tons of talented people out there, but few know how to put themselves on and get off the ground. Being broke and stuck with the same problem, I would love to be a part of this and get others help and support to get established in order to recreate the musical & lyrical diversity we had in hip hop. Anyway, hit me up if you interested cuz I wud love to join this

you can always contact me at

aolscreenname : midnitemraudr1

Penni Brown said...

I filled out the survey. I love this idea. I'll participate.

Unknown said...

M.Dot I've been digging the site since Ghotti put one of your posts on the Smoking Section. Glad your taking it a step further. Keep up the good work and keep my mind stimulated. BTW have you ever checked this out? It's an interesting article about nostalgia and 80's hip-hop

Sportaphile said...

Damn she tried to put me on blast LOL.

But in all seriousness, this is the first time I saw your comment directed towards me. I have a bad habit of saying what I have to say and forgetting to come back in case someone responded.

This is an excellent idea, and I wouldn't hesitate to donate my time and money if it were to become a reality.

If I'm ever taking too long to respond, feel free to hit my email.... ... or simply go to and drop a comment ... 9 times out of 10 I'll respond pretty fast.

Unknown said...

Please, please do this! I don't know what kind of help I could be - I've got no web or lobbying experience, but I'm willing to help in any way I can. This is a GREAT idea.

Also - will you be posting the survey results? I think that they would be pretty interesting.

All-Mi-T [Thought Crime] Rawdawgbuffalo said...

sometimes we have to be forced to think and act

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